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Village celebrates new hall facilities in first phase of refurbishment project

PUBLISHED: 11:42 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:21 31 May 2018

The unveiling of the new facilities at Geldeston Village Hall. Picture: Courtesy of Loraine Loffstadt.

The unveiling of the new facilities at Geldeston Village Hall. Picture: Courtesy of Loraine Loffstadt.

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There has been a lot to celebrate recently in Geldeston with the refurbishment of the historic village hall.

The new entrance hall at Geldeston Village Hall. Picture: Courtesy of Loraine Loffstadt.The new entrance hall at Geldeston Village Hall. Picture: Courtesy of Loraine Loffstadt.

The management committee have raised a grand total of £93,000 through generous funds from various trusts as well as their own hard work holding fundraising events over the last two years.

And last Sunday Geldeston held its third annual Music on the Green event which kicked off with a celebration to open the new facilities.

Funders were invited along with the local community so that the work could be unveiled - which includes a new catering kitchen, toilets incorporating a mobility toilet area, double glazed windows and doors, a new roof and an upgraded entrance.

Chairman Loraine Loffstadt cut the ribbon to open the facilities as the first stage of the ‘village alive’ project nears completion.

She said: “Funding is now being sort for stage two which will be to complete the interior of the hall. Geldeston village hall was built in 1924 and this is the first major refurbishment in 94 years so there is great excitement.”

For more information visit www.geldestonvillagehall.co.uk

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